Clean politics charter

Our democracy should work for everyone, not just for the corporations who can buy a seat at the table.

I have a plan for a government built for people, not big political donors. Here are six critical steps we can take right now to restore integrity and public confidence in the government:

  1. Ban all corporate political donations
    Extend the existing bans on political donations to all corporations, including fossil fuel companies.

  2. Double ICAC funding
    Increase funding to ICAC to extend their investigative reach.
  3. Protect whistleblowers
    Whistleblowers who disclose to ICAC will be better protected in legislation from criminal, civil or disciplinary liability. 

  4. Close the revolving door between big business and government
    Legislate a five year ‘cooling-off period‘ for ministers, MPs and their staff before they can work in industries where they had significant dealings. 

  5. Extend financial disclosure and transparency
    All MPs to fully disclose their financial interests, and those of immediate family members. All lobbying meetings to be documented through publicly available minutes, published online in real time. 

  6. Create new criminal offences for corrupt conduct
    Introduce new laws to ensure corrupt findings by the ICAC can be easily translated into criminal charges. 

Sign the Clean Politics Charter to tell both sides of politics you want a government that works for the people, not corporations. 


Who's signing

Wilson Sy
Rosalind Gillespie
Rebecca Spindler
Thomas Williams
Anna Szanto
Rosemary Bedford
Linda Avramides
Dolores Neilley
Isobel Bishop
Wayne Carveth
Ailie Bruins
Christopher Bailey
Owen Hodda
John Braithwaite-Young
Caryl Bajrai
Brian Nicholls
Emma Wise
Julie Lawless
Sally McQuinn
Clare Burgess
Ghislaine Barbe
Dinah McClelland
Frances Milne

Will you sign?

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  • Wilson Sy
    signed 2016-10-22 06:15:22 +1100
    ICAC needs to be properly funded.
  • Rosalind Gillespie
    signed 2016-10-21 23:17:54 +1100
    I loath underhand politics Mr Baird.
  • Rosa Ochoa
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-10-21 21:19:33 +1100
    Sign the petition: Clean Politics Petition
  • Rosa Ochoa
    @rosao tweeted link to this page. 2016-10-21 21:19:32 +1100
  • Rebecca Spindler
    signed 2016-10-21 21:03:28 +1100
  • Thomas Williams
    signed 2016-10-21 20:25:47 +1100
    The ICAC is one of the few institutions that I have faith in. It is so very necessary to reign in the greed that remains in NSW Corporate and ‘government’ power structures that will look for every opportunity to sail very finely just within the law with no care for ethical behaviour.
  • Anna Szanto
    signed 2016-10-21 19:36:37 +1100
  • Rosemary Bedford
    signed 2016-10-21 19:06:05 +1100
  • Linda Avramides
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-10-21 19:05:42 +1100
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  • Linda Avramides
    @LVA1511 tweeted link to this page. 2016-10-21 19:05:39 +1100
  • Linda Avramides
    signed 2016-10-21 19:04:46 +1100
  • Dolores Neilley
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-10-21 18:52:00 +1100
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  • Dolores Neilley
    @lola_tineo tweeted link to this page. 2016-10-21 18:51:58 +1100
  • Dolores Neilley
    signed 2016-10-21 18:51:37 +1100
  • Isobel Bishop
    signed 2016-10-21 18:46:30 +1100
  • Wayne Carveth
    signed 2016-10-21 18:39:56 +1100
  • Ailie Bruins
    signed 2016-10-21 18:33:38 +1100
    If those in the NSW government believe in productivity and good financial management, they need to realise how unproductive and corrosive corruption is. Crony capitalism is alive and well in NSW, the public pay hugely to the government’s corporate mates with little public benefit. Without a well resourced and independent ICAC our fragile NSW democracy is doomed.
  • Christopher Bailey
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-10-21 18:24:41 +1100
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  • Christopher Bailey
    signed 2016-10-21 18:24:16 +1100
  • Owen Hodda
    signed 2016-10-21 18:12:51 +1100
    Owen Hodda
  • John Braithwaite-Young
    signed 2016-10-21 18:12:14 +1100
  • Caryl Bajrai
    signed 2016-10-21 18:10:41 +1100
    Caryl Bajrai
  • Brian Nicholls
    signed 2016-10-21 18:08:28 +1100
  • Emma Wise
    signed 2016-10-21 18:06:20 +1100
  • Julie Lawless
    signed 2016-10-21 18:04:50 +1100
  • Sally McQuinn
    signed 2016-10-21 17:49:27 +1100
  • Clare Burgess
    signed 2016-10-21 17:47:01 +1100
  • Ghislaine Barbe
    signed 2016-10-21 17:39:11 +1100
  • Dinah McClelland
    signed 2016-10-21 17:23:30 +1100
  • Frances Milne
    signed 2016-10-21 17:23:05 +1100